Pipe Organ Database

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Unknown Builder (1950ca.)

Originally A. B. Felgemaker Co. (Opus 613, 1893)

Location:

First Church of Christ / Residence
349 Monroe Street
Lapeer, MI 48446 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 6909

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 13 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 13
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 10, 2015:

Updated through online information from Shawn P. Keith. -- Original Felgemaker tracker organ converted to electro-pneumatic key action, possibly by Wurlitzer (all chest magnets are Wurlitzer black cap). Electro-pneumatic coupler relay added with rocker tablets above Swell keyboard. A bass octave for the Swell 8' Open Diapason was added, with pipes external to the expression box. As of 2008 the Swell 8' Oboe pipes were missing. The Pedal 16' Gedeckt appears to be an added knob and may not have any pipes controlled by it. The original Pedal keyboard was replaced. It is possible the bass octave for the Great 8' Dulciana was a later addition.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 26, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Sharon Makulski.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Formerly First Methodist. Electrified and unplayable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console May 2008
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Swell Pedal: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Console: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Keydesk and Pedalboard: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Swell Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Pedal Pipework (16' Bourdon): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Back of Facade Pipes: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Great Pipework (8' Dulciana bass octave): Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Great Pipework: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Back of Facade Pipes: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Electro-pneumatic Coupler Relay: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

Great stop action linkages: Photograph by Shawn P. Keith. Taken on 2008-05-15

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